Coordinator, Fitness and Wellness
The Department of Recreation and Wellness at Old Dominion
University is seeking candidates for the Coordinator, Fitness and
Wellness (full-time, 12 month) position. This position will
develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of fitness and
wellness programming to improve the health and well-being of the
Old Dominion University community. This position is responsible for
maintaining current certifications and continuing education related
to the recreation field. Other duties include: assist the Assistant
Director in hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, evaluating
graduate assistants, and student and part-time staff.
Required Education: Master’s degree in exercise science, recreation, or sports management or a bachelor’s degree in areas previously indicated along with experience equivalent to an advanced degree or related field; undergraduate and/or graduate experience may be substituted for equivalent experience. First Aid, CPR and AED certifications required. Possession of or ability to acquire a valid Virginia State driver’s license. Minimum of one (1) nationally recognized fitness certification such as: AFAA, ACSM, NASM, ACE, NSCA, or CSCS.
Required Qualifications: Some experience in the development and implementation of programs in a variety of fitness and wellness areas, including but not limited to: exercise prescription and program design; nutrition education; stress and time management; weight management. Excellent organizational, management, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other individuals and departments on camps and in the surrounding community. Ability to maintain confidentially and work with a diverse population including: students, faculty, staff, and community. High-level of organizational skills and proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner. Proven ability to manage projects and deliver results. Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to think critically and present information is essential. Excellent computer skills. Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel with experienced in desktop publishing and willing to learn new programs.
Preferred Qualifications: Work experience within a collegiate setting. Knowledge of student development theory. Some experience with staff management, student employee management. Experience with revenue projection and personal training session tracking.
Conditions of Employment: Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Review Date: The initial application review date for this position is May 19, 2021 and will remain open until filled.
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.